High-Demand Health Careers

Finding the Healthcare Career That's Right For You
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  • Lectures 10
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 4 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring high demand careers in the healthcare industry, whether as a high school student researching the best course to follow after graduation or as a person who is interested in making a career change.

Overall, the healthcare industry workforce will need to expand by 30% in the next 15 years to meet the increasing demands for healthcare services, and this means that there will be many employment opportunities in many fields and specialties within healthcare. In this course we will examine more than 20 rapidly growing careers in the healthcare industry. We will explore the duties responsibilities of professionals in each career, the educational path one must follow to enter each career, and the projected growth and median income associated with each career.

To be successful and effective in the healthcare field takes a special kind of person. Careers in the healthcare industry are distinct from any other field because of the necessary traits one must possess to be successful and effective, and these traits are essential for all healthcare workers regardless of field or specialty. Healthcare professionals must possess an extraordinary capacity for empathy and compassion because the people with whom they work every day, the sick and injured, are extremely vulnerable. Healthcare workers must always be aware of and able to follow laws and strict regulations governing patient care, privacy, and ethical treatment. Healthcare workers must be reliable, organized, and detail oriented because their patients’ lives depend on it. And healthcare workers must be capable of meeting the challenge of working every day with people in crisis.

The healthcare industry is hiring, so let’s begin exploring which career option might be right for you!

What are the requirements?

  • An interst in exploring career options in the healthcare industry.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify the academic pathway that leads to the healthcare career that's right for you.
  • Determine the certification requirements for a variety of healthcare careers.
  • Articulate the duties and responsibilities of selected careers in healthcare.
  • Discover the projected growth and median income of careers in healthcare that interest you.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in exploring high-demand careers in the healthcare industry.
  • No prior training or education required.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:40

Course overview

Section 2: Career Analysis
03:03

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
10:36

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Home Health Aide
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
06:37

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Radiologic and MRI Technologist
03:13

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
10:56

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Radiation Therapist
04:11

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
08:19

In this lecture, we will explore educational requirements, median income, and responsibilities in the following careers:

  • Health Information Technician
  • Health Services Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Receptionist
Section 3: Conclusion
Conclusion
01:13
20 questions

If you score high on this assessment, a career in healthcare might be the right choice for you!

Conclusion
4 pages

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Instructor Biography

Code Coach, Medical Coding Experts

CodeCoach is a team of Certified Professional Coders, each with over a decade of experience in higher education.

CodeCoach instructors provide training on a variety of health career topics. Curious which health career is right for you? Want to learn Medical Coding? Are you a medical coder in need of ICD-10-CM training? Check out CodeCoach courses on Udemy (more coming soon)!

Instructor Biography

Clay Martin, Medical Coding Expert

I am a certified professional coder with over a decade of experience in higher education. My years working in higher education provide me a unique perspective on the growth of the healthcare industry and the career opportunities that are available for people with the right training. My in-depth study of ICD-10 CM has given me intricate knowledge of the coding system which is scheduled to become the standard in October 2015.

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